In a competitive marketplace, brand recognition and design ingenuity are crucial. Businesses turn to graphic designers to create and maintain their brand identity, and to support their marketing and online presence. If you are interested in learning to plan, manage and deliver professional graphic design projects, the SMU Graphic Design Certificate is for you - Enroll Today!
SMU Graphic Design Certificate Program students will…
- Learn real-world skills from expert instructors
- Take classes in a convenient, flexible format (some courses are offered online)
- Create a professional graphic design project to serve as the foundation for your portfolio
Who should attend the program?
- Aspiring graphic design professionals seeking a strong foundation in the latest Adobe CS6 software applications
- Seasoned graphic design professionals looking to learn best practices and gain a professional credential
- Graphic design or administrative professionals seeking to enhance their resume and career with design skills and training
- Small business professionals looking create a strong corporate brand
SMU offers both a certificate in graphic design and individual short-courses on popular design topics.
With courses in Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more, certificate students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design, while expanding their skill sets, training, and experience with the latest industry techniques and software. Our classes cover both introductory and intermediate topics. In the unique capstone course, students build upon these core principles, creating a robust graphic design project, which may serve as the basis for their professional portfolio.
The Graphic Design Certificate Program at SMU prepares ambitious
individuals to enter the growing Dallas (or Texas) creative industry
with the confidence and credentials to succeed.
You can advance your design skills in our individual classes or earn your Certificate in Graphic Design from SMU in less than a year and make a positive impact on your business and career.
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Learn more about the SMU Certificate Program in Graphic Design!